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What to do if I have food poisoning, what can I do?

What to do if I have food poisoning, what can I do?

Food poisoning.: Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be needed for bacterial infections. Hospitalization is sometimes necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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What should I do if I have food poisoning?

What should I do if I have food poisoning?

Depends on cause: Food poisoning may be due chemicals, bacterial toxins, bacterial and viral infections, and parasites. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have got food poisoning?

What should I do if I have got food poisoning?

This depends: Botulism is a form of food poisoning and you should probably see your doctor. Other types of food-poisoning are self-limited and get better with rest and liquids. Serious symptoms that should not be ignored include fever, worsening abdominal pain and blood in your stool. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have food poisoning?

How to determine if I have food poisoning?

Variable: There are many different causes of food poisoning, e.g., chemicals, bacterial toxins, live micro-organism and each has different clinical picture. Most cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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What should I eat if I have food poisoning?

What should I eat if I have food poisoning?

Anything tolerated: Whatever you eat won't affect the effects from food poisoning but spicy and greasy foods tend to be more irritating to the guts. ...Read more

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If I have food poisoning, how long should it last?

If I have food poisoning, how long should it last?

Depends: Staph: lasts 1-3 days. Viral gastroenteritis can last a week. Anything longer needs evaluation. See doc if fever, bleeding, severe symptoms, i.e. Can't keep anything down or in, other health issues, e.g. Diabetes, chronic illnesses, elderly, very young, rash, joint pains, recent travel, antibiotics in past 2-3 months, etc to make sure of the diagnosis, and get appropriate rx, avoid dehydratio, . ...Read more

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Should I breastfeed if I have food poisoning?

Should I breastfeed if I have food poisoning?

No: If you are ill and the possiblility exists that you might become dehydrated due to your symptoms it is probably impractical and draining for mom. Mimimize the risks to you and your baby and talk it over with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to breastfeed if I have food poisoning?

Is it ok to breastfeed if I have food poisoning?

Yes.: The toxins should not pass through breast milk. Homeopathic arsenicum album is amazing for food poisoning symptoms. Hopefully you can keep up with your fluids. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, is an illness coming from food contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins, or other substances. Anyone can be at risk, but pregnant women, older adults, and people with chronic ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more